Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland

Here’s my favourite type of industrial building – a brewery!

Ticket to Guinness Storehouse All ‘roads’ lead to the Guinness Storehouse!All Roads Lead to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin Ireland An exterior walkway at the Guinness Storehouse at St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland The floor plan of the Guinness Storehouse.The Floor Plan of Guinness Storehouse

Ground Level. Orientation/Ingredients.

A Red Escalator Leads Upwards at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin Ireland Thoughts on the importance of water to brewers.
Thoughts on water in the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland A 'waterfall' highlights the importance of good water to the brewing of beer The White Room in the Guinness Storehouse at St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland

1. Brewing.

Thoughts on the art of machines in an earlier century.
Guinness display barrel The industrial interior of the Guinness Storehouse at St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland

2. Taste Experience.

The dimly-lit hallway that leads to the ‘White Room’ at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin.Entering into the 'White Room' at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin The ‘White Room’ in the Guinness Storehouse is a room designed to cater to your sense of smell. Each vat gave off the rich aromas of hops, malt and other basics.
The White Room in the Guinness Storehouse at St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, IrelandThe 'White Room' in the Guinness Storehouse, a sensory room designed to to heighten your sense of smell Samples of their most famous beer were handed out, and after noting the rich ruby colour of the brew, we were taken to the ‘Black Velvet Room’. Most of the light in the room was absorbed by black velvet, and we encouraged to experience the nuances of flavour in each of the ingredients.
The 'Black Velvet Room' where one can taste the fine nuances of a Guinness beer at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin

3. Guinness Advertising.

This was a fun area featuring bicycling fish and singing oysters from the older advertising, and being immersed in a 3D ‘pour’ of the newer ads.
The history of Guinness beer advertising in the Guinness Storehouse at St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland

4. Pour the Perfect Pint.

This was a lesson in bar tending that we opted out of. But it’s definitely a skill, and several bartenders on our trip noted that “you can’t hurry a Guinness.”
How to pour a Guinness beer in the Guinness Storehouse at St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland

5. Food Experience.

The ticket price included one free drink — being not overly impressed with Guinness (sorry to all those Guinness lovers out there) I opted for a Guinness Draught and Blackcurrent. It wasn’t that good but at least it was a beautiful colour (sorry again).
Having a Guinness & black current cocktail in the Guinness Storehouse at St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland To go with our drinks we had a pulled-pork ‘Bap’. 
Having a pulled-pork 'Bap' in the Guinness Storehouse at St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland Looking down from above.
The industrial interior of the Guinness Storehouse at St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland

7. Gravity Bar.

Here we were really glad of our early bird tickets. But even so, by the time we arrived at the top floor several tour buses had arrived and most of the best seats ‘with a view’ were taken. Most people opted to use their one drink ticket here.
View from the upper windows in the Guinness Storehouse at St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland As we left the building we passed the 9000 year lease (!) Guinness received from the government, sealed under glass in a case in the floor.
The 9000 year lease Guinness received from the government is sealed in a case in the floor (Guinness Storehouse at St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland)

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7 responses to “Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland

  1. Some really beautiful photos, which isn’t something I normally say of industrial settings. 🙂

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